Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Paralyzed Veterans of America

Maximizing the quality of life for veterans and all people with spinal cord injury or disease

two stars

72.57

801 Eighteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20006
tel: (800) 424-8200   Web Site
EIN: 13-1946868

Board Leadership
David Zurfluh
President

CEO
Carl Blake
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 72.57 two stars
  Financial 61.42 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1946, Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely to serving the needs of veterans with spinal cord injury or spinal cord dysfunction (SCI/D). Paralyzed Veterans has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of our members - veterans of the armed forces who have experienced SCI/D. Paralyzed Veterans uses that expertise to be the leading advocate for: quality health care for our members; research and education addressing SCI/D; benefits available as a result of our members' military service; and civil rights and opportunities which maximize the independence of its members.

Founded in 1946, Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely to serving the needs of veterans with spinal cord injury or spinal cord dysfunction (SCI/D). Paralyzed Veterans has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of our members - veterans of the armed forces who have experienced SCI/D. Paralyzed Veterans uses that expertise to be the leading advocate for: quality health care for our members; research and education addressing SCI/D; benefits available as a result of our members' military service; and civil rights and opportunities which maximize the independence of its members.

Financial

one star

61.42

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
61.4%
  Administrative Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 33.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.35
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.54
  Program Expenses Growth -0.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Paralyzed Veterans of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Paralyzed Veterans of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $99,153,092
   Federated Campaigns $22,678
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,080,951
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $228,468
Total Contributions $100,485,189
   Program Service Revenue $559,853
Total Primary Revenue $101,045,042
   Other Revenue $3,298,701
TOTAL REVENUE $104,343,743
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $64,632,749
   Administrative Expenses $5,200,597
   Fundraising Expenses $35,610,348
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $105,443,694
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,099,951
   
Net Assets $58,723,948

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$172,890 0.16% Sherman Gillums Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$227,787 0.21% John Ring Chief Financial Officer
$200,121 0.18% Leonard Selfon General Counsel
$191,075 0.18% Lana McKenzie Director of Health

Mission

Founded in 1946, Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely to serving the needs of veterans with spinal cord injury or spinal cord dysfunction (SCI/D). Paralyzed Veterans has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of our members - veterans of the armed forces who have experienced SCI/D. Paralyzed Veterans uses that expertise to be the leading advocate for: quality health care for our members; research and education addressing SCI/D; benefits available as a result of our members' military service; and civil rights and opportunities which maximize the independence of its members.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Paralyzed Veterans of America (DC) 72.57 two stars
Pat Tillman Foundation (IL) 90.27 four stars
Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation (VA) 100.00 four stars
Paralyzed Veterans of America Wisconsin Chapter (WI) 95.84 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Paralyzed Veterans of America
801 Eighteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (800) 424-8200
fax: (202) 416-7640
TTY: (800) 795-4327
EIN: 13-1946868

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Board Leadership

David Zurfluh
President

CEO

Carl Blake
Executive Director